Six Days After Kidney Transplant, Rep. Dill Back At Work

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Six days ago Representative David Dill was critically ill in a hospital. Since 1996, his life had been slowed by the need for regular dialysis and a new kidney. During the special session on Monday he was back at his desk and received a standing ovation from his colleagues. The difference was a kidney transplant. The living donor: one of his constituents.

The legislature, Dill notes, is a family. And despite the rhetoric that shoots back and forth, it is a caring family. He said people in the Capitol had tested to see if they could be a kidney donor match.

Representative Dill joked that a lobbyist had offered him his kidney, but because it was something of value, the Campaign Finance Board would not allow him to take it.

Michael McIntee

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